42nd Annual Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists
28th November – 2nd December, 2018
NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru

“Breaking Barriers…Building Bridges”

Scientific Program


Scientific Program for 42nd Annual Congress of IAMM- Microcon 2018
28.11.2018
6:30- 7:30 am STOP AMR Run from NIMHANS to Lalbagh East Gate- IAMM Participants and Celebrities
Parallel Workshops
28.11.2018 (Wednesday)- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ; With 1 hour lunch break- 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Name of the Workshop Venue Coordinator
1 Automation in microbiology NIMHANS and Anand diagnostics. Dr. R Ravikumar
2 Laboratory identification of fastidious organisms with reference to Mycoplasma pneumonia and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute Dr. Ambica R
3 Syndromic approach to molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases Apollo Hospital, Bangalore Dr. Jayashree S
4 Mycology St. John's Medical College Hospital and NIMHANS Dr. Jayanthi Savio & Dr. Savitha Nagaraj
5 Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics analysis in Microbiology Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and NIMHANS Dr. K L Ravikumar
6 Role of Microbiologists in health Care Challenges and Solutions Auditorium, 4th Floor, Govindswamy Block, NIMHANS Dr. Mayank Dwivedi
7 Hospital Associated Infection Control Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital Dr. Sangeetha S
8 Workshop on complete solution for ID/AST Narayana Hrudayalaya Dr. Mallika Reddy
9 ICMR- CDC Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Hall, adjacent to Directors office, NIMHANS Dr. Kamini Walia, Dr. Kayla Laserson and Dr. Purva Mathur
 
Parallel Pre Conference
CME programs
29.11.2018 (Thursday)- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; With 1 hour lunch break- 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Name of the CME Venue Coordinated by
1 CNS Infections NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall B Dr V Ravi
2 CLSI- ID and AST St. John's Medical College Hospital Dr Chand Wattal
3 Outbreak investigation NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall C Dr Vijay Richard
4 Update on Tuberculosis National Tuberculosis Institute Dr. Somshekar
5 Emerging infectious diseases- ASM Sponsored Session NIMHANS Convention Centre- Board Room, Hall D Dr. Reba Kanungo
 
Main Conference Program
29.11.2018 (Thursday)
5:30- 6:45 pm Microcon 2018 inauguration and Keynote address NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Chief Guest: Dr. Vinod K. Paul, NITI Ayog, GOI
Guest of Honour: Dr. BN Gangadhar, Director, NIMHANS
6:45- 7:00 pm Felicitation of Past Presidents and Senior Members NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Dr. V Ravi and Dr. R Ravikumar
7.00- 8:00 pm Cultural Program NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Sri. BKS Varma and Team
8:00 pm onwards Inaugural Dinner
 
Main Conference Day- I
30.11.2018 (Friday)
8:30- 8.50 am Junior best paper award NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A

 Chairperson: Dr. BL Sherwal, Secretary, IAMM

8:50- 9.30 am IAMM EQAS – An Update NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A

 Moderator: Dr. BL Sherwal, Secretary, IAMM
Dr. Chand Wattal
Dr. V. Balaji
Dr. Rajesh Kannangai

9:30 - 10:00 am Presidential Oration NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Dr. Tapan Dhole
Chairperson: Dr. Shobha Broor, Past President, IAMM
10:00 - 10: 30 am Plenary Lecture NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Dr. O.C. Abraham- Clinician's perspective of Medical Microbiology, CMC, Vellore
10:30 - 11:00 am Plenary Lecture NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Dr. CN Manjunath, Director, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore
11:00 - 11:30 am Tea break
11:30 - 1:00 pm IAMM Student symposium NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Moderator: Dr. Pallab Ray
Dr Rose Mary
Dr Arkendu Basu
Dr R Sneha
1:00 - 2:30 pm Lunch break and E- Poster Session at Convention Centre Dining Hall
2.30 - 4.00 pm Parallel Symposia
2:30 to 4:00 pm Symposium I- Sepsis NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Moderator: Dr. George Varghese
Dr Dilip Nathwani
Dr Rama Subramanian
Dr. Patrick Murray
Dr Chand Wattal
Dr. Arunaloke Chakrabarti
2:30 to 4:00 pm Symposium II- Inflammatory markers in autoimmune diseases NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall B Moderator: Dr. Anita Mahadevan
Dr. Paresh Jain
Dr. Chandrashekara. S
Dr. Amit Awasthi
Dr. Anita Mahadevan
2:30 to 4:00 pm Symposium III- Microbial association in Cancer NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall C Moderator: Dr. Govind Babu
Dr. Sibnarayan Datta
Dr. Govind Babu
Dr. Sudhir Nair
Dr KN Prasad
2:30 to 4:00 pm Symposium IV- Vector Borne bacterial diseases NIMHANS Convention Centre- Board Room, 1st Floor, Hall D Moderator: Dr. Pratibha Narang
Dr. John Jude Prakash
Gp Capt SP Singh
Dr. Pratibha Narang
4:00- 4:30 pm Tea Break
4:30- 6:30  pm Free Paper Presentations Parallel sessions Antimicrobial resistance-1 Hall- A
Clinical virology Hall- B
Diagnostics/vaccines-1 Hall- C
Disease surveillance-1 Hall-D
6:30 to 8:00 pm

CLSI Symposium: Optimize Your Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing

NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Moderator: Dr. Chand Wattal
Dr. Patricia J Simner
Dr. Kristie Johnson
Dr V. Balaji and Dr Sheila Farnham
8.00 pm Dinner NIMHANS Convention Centre
 
Main Conference Day II
01.12.2018 (Saturday)
8:00- 8:30 am Plenary Lecture NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Dr. David Anenson
8:30- 9:00 am Carbapenemase resistance: Role of Laboratory NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Moderator: Dr. Pallab Ray
Dr. Patrick Murray
Dr. Partha Pratim Dey
9.00- 10:00 am IAMM Debate NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Super specialization in Microbiology is  a boon or a bane? Moderator: Dr. Rajesh Bhatia.
Boon Team- Dr. Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Dr. P. Satishchandra, Dr. Savitri Sharma, Dr. Priya Abraham.
Bane Team- Dr. Camilla R, Dr. Chand Wattal, Dr. George Varghese, Dr. Shrikala Baliga
10:00- 10:30 am Tea break
10:30- 12:00 pm IAMM Symposium- POCT NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Moderator: Dr. V Balaji
Dr. Gaurav Batra
Dr. Jaya Tyagi
Dr. Susmita Chaudhuri
Dr. Chandrasekhar Nair
12:00- 1:30 pm IAMM General Body meeting NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A IAMM Executive Committee & Members
1: 30- 2:00 pm Lunch break and E- Poster Session at Convention Centre Dining Hall
2.30-4.00 pm Parallel Symposia
2:30 to 4:00 pm Symposium V- Surveillance for Infectious disease NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Moderator: Dr. Kayla Laserson
Dr Arun Kumar
Dr Kayla Laserson
Dr P K Sen
Dr. Bharathi Malhotra
2:30 to 4:00 pm Symposium VI- Laboratory strengthening NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall B Moderator: Dr. M K Lalitha.
Dr. Sandhya Kabra
Dr. BL Sherwal
Dr. Mayank Dwivedi
2:30 to 4:00 pm Symposium VII- Industry Accademia Interaction Symposium NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall C Moderator: Dr. Bindu Dey
Mr. Pavan Mocherla
Dr. Parampal Deol
Dr. BV Ravikumar
Dr. Guido Hennig
2:30 to 4:00 pm Symposium VIII- One Health NIMHANS Convention Centre- Board Room, 1st Floor, Hall D Moderator: Dr Rajesh Bhatia
Dr Indumati Nambi
Dr Prejit Nambiar
Dr Neelam Taneja
Dr Rajesh Bhatia
4:00- 4:30 pm Tea Break
4:30- 6:30 pm Free Paper Presentations Parallel sessions Antimicrobial resistance- 2 Hall- A
Molecular biology Hall- B
One Health and disease surveillance Hall- C
Healthcare associated infections and  Diagnostics/ vaccines- 2. Hall-D
7.30 pm onwards Banquet Dinner: Jayamahal Palace Hotel
 
Main Conference Day III
02.12.2018 (Sunday)
8:00- 8:30 am Medical Microbiology in SAARC Countries NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Moderators: Dr. TN Dhole, Dr. BL Sherwal
Panel Discussion: Role of IAMM in Capacity building of SAARC countries.
Dr Ahmed Abu Saleh, Bangladesh
Dr Darshana Wickramasinghe, Sri Lanka
Dr Raina Chaudhary, Nepal.
8:30- 9:00 am Experience from a research laboratory using syndromic based Multiplexed Molecular diagnostics for Infectious disease NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Dr. Biswajyoti Borkakoty
9:00- 10:00 am IAMM Quiz NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Dr. BL Sherwal, IAMM Secretary
10:00 to 11:00 am Symposium IX :PG Curriculum development NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A Moderator: Dr Reba Kanungo, ASM India.
Dr. Chand Wattal
Dr. Anju Kagal
11:00 to 11:30 am Tea Break
11:30 to 12:30 pm Free Paper Presentations- Parallel sessions Parallel sessions Antimicrobial resistance-3 Hall- A
Immune response Hall- B
Microbial pathogenesis Hall- C
Miscellaneous Hall- D
12:30- 1:30 pm Valedictory function NIMHANS Convention Centre Hall A IAMM EC
1:30 pm Onwards Lunch